20th May 2022 10:05:PM Editorials
Eastern Sentinel Arunachal News

Getting into the civil services is a gruelling task. The motivation to succeed must be very strong indeed; for it is not an easy task by any measure to scale the stages of getting selected for the coveted Government of India service. Despite the process being so stringent, people try hard and try many times to enter this most sought-after career. There were times when an IAS officer was looked upon with awe for he or she turns the wheels of governance in the country. The ministers come and go like the desert flowers blooming after the rains. However, we live in changing times and this too has changed. And the sheen of IAS is slowly wearing out with governments taking arbitrary decisions without any intellectual consultations.
Every year lakhs of aspirants appear for the exams in the hope of making it to the list of about 2000 posts up for grabs. The young have aspirations and hopes and many have a dream for their country. While the Hindi belt has been dominating in the civil services ever since Hindi was introduced as a medium for writing the exams, a large number of students with regional disparities have been deprived. North East has been one of the worst sufferers in this case. The educational institutions in the region are neither of world class nor the medium of instruction (it has to be English) imparted better teaching. Thus the number of people getting through the civil services remained very miniscule. 
With the realization dawning on the state governments of the region that something has to be done in this case, many have been offering free training to civil service aspirants which is appreciable. The Arunachal Government has now announced monetary assistance to aspirants to get training for IAS exams. Many institutes in the country are imparting training but they are beyond the reach of our students. We need specialized institutes in the state capital itself for this.

Kenter Joya Riba

(Managing Editor)
      She is a graduate in Science with post graduation in Sociology from University of Pune. She has been in the media industry for nearly a decade. Before turning to print business, she has been associated with radio and television.
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